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Skills Mismatch Measurement – Egypt, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia and Serbia

Matching skills supply and demand is a major challenge for many countries around the world. In 2017‒18 the ETF carried out a project on skills mismatch measurement in seven countries – Egypt, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia and Serbia – to better understand the nature and incidence of this complex phenomenon. Based on the … Continue reading

Middle Skills Gap in US – The case of Georgia

Georgia joins a number of states this month in convening a new session of the legislature and welcoming a new governor. One of the most pressing challenges facing these new leaders is the state’s middle skills gap. Most jobs in Georgia’s labor market – 55 percent – are middle-skill jobs, which require more than a … Continue reading

Georgia | Some of highest income taxes on the working poor

Tuesday is the last day to file state and federal income tax returns. The deadline comes near the release of a report by the Washington-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, which says Georgia levies some of the nation’s highest income taxes on the working poor. The report says Georgia is one of only 15 … Continue reading

Georgia and Florida cut the duration of unemployment benefits

Georgia is vying with Florida for the title of stingiest state, when it comes to jobless residents. The Republican-controlled State Legislature passed a bill last week to cut the duration of unemployment benefits from a current maximum of 26 weeks to a range from 14 weeks to 20 weeks, depending on the state unemployment rate. … Continue reading

PolitiFact Georgia | Gingrich: Main reason for unemployment decline is shrinking workforce

A visit to the Atlanta-based Neal Boortz radio show gave Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich a chance to partake in three of his favorite pastimes with a single sentence. The former U.S. House speaker railed against President Barack Obama. He took a swing at the media. He tackled the economy, which some see as the … Continue reading

Caterpillar Brings Jobs to US – Job Mouse

Caterpillar Inc. is set to open a manufacturing plant in northeast Georgia in 2013, the latest in a string of economic development victories for the State. The $200 million factory will employ about 1,400 people and produce construction equipment currently manufactured in Sagami, Japan. The project first reported in November 2011, will begin during the … Continue reading

Filling the void Panel describes need for more skilled workers in Georgia – The Marietta Daily Journal

A panel of workforce and education experts said Thursday that there needs to be a collaborative effort among students, parents, educational leaders and businesses to create more employment in Georgia and fill the growing void of unskilled workers. “We’re at a unique time in our economy,” said Glenn Rasco, vice president of community and economic … Continue reading

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